A familiar face is returning for Smash's second season.
Bernadette Peters will reprise her role as Leigh Conroy, the mother of Megan Hilty's Ivy, Vulture reports.
Bernadette Peters on Smash, Karen's lack of desperation and what she'd do on Glee
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Cheers to Bernadette Peters for bringing Smash exactly what it needs: a true diva.
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Ivy's famous Broadway mom will make her debut in Monday's episode of Smash — much to her overshadowed daughter's dismay -- and it looks like she's also reserved tickets to opening night.
Bernadette Peters, who plays Mama Rose, er, Leigh Conroy, tells TVGuide.com that she'll return to the set of Smash next week to film the season finale. Is that because she's attending Ivy's big night as Marilyn? "I'm in the finale. I come to see my daughter, yes," Peters says, coyly. (No word on whether it's a conciliatory visit because, we suspect, Karen winds up clinching the role.)
We talked to Peters about her role on Smash, Karen's lack of desperation (shouldn't she be wanting that part a whole lot more?) and the perilous life of a theater performer...